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 (pə-lûr′mō, -lâr′-, pä-lĕr′-)
A city of northwest Sicily, Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by Phoenicians c. eighth century bc, it later became a Carthaginian military base and was conquered by Rome in 254-253. The Arabs held the city from ad 831 until 1072, when it became capital of the independent kingdom of Sicily (until 1194).
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(pəˈlɛəməʊ; -ˈlɜː-; Italian paˈlɛrmo)
(Placename) the capital of Sicily, on the NW coast: founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century bc Pop: 686 722 (2001)
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(pəˈlɜr moʊ, -ˈlɛər-)

the capital of Sicily, in the NW part. 701,782.
Pa•ler′mi•tan (-mɪ tn) adj., n.
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Noun1.Palermo - the capital of SicilyPalermo - the capital of Sicily; located in northwestern Sicily; an important port for 3000 years
Sicilia, Sicily - the Italian region on the island of Sicily
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The next point of interest will be Palermo, the most beautiful city of Sicily, which will be reached in one night from Naples.
Some people said she had gone to Naples in pursuit of Lord Steyne, whilst others averred that his Lordship quitted that city and fled to Palermo on hearing of Becky's arrival; some said she was living in Bierstadt, and had become a dame d'honneur to the Queen of Bulgaria; some that she was at Boulogne; and others, at a boarding-house at Cheltenham.
The very name assumed by his host of Monte Cristo and again repeated by the landlord of the Hotel de Londres, abundantly proved to him that his island friend was playing his philanthropic part on the shores of Piombino, Civita-Vecchio, Ostia, and Gaeta, as on those of Corsica, Tuscany, and Spain; and further, Franz bethought him of having heard his singular entertainer speak both of Tunis and Palermo, proving thereby how largely his circle of acquaintances extended.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Expediency Council concluded its Saturday session without making a final decision on Tehran's accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT) and the UN Convention on Transnational Crime (Palermo bill), postponing the final say until May.
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemmati has warned over possible abuses in foreign currency market and high rates on the pretext of SPV and Palermo bill.
Ricky Palermo was told that not only would he never walk again after being paralyzed in an automobile accident in 1981, but also he could count on living only 10-to-12 more years.<br />"When you are 21 years old and you've been active your whole life that's the last thing you want to hear,'' he said.
FOOTBALL FROSINONE v PALERMO 7.30pm PALERMO claimed a 2-1 victory in the first leg of their Serie B playoff with Frosinone and they can secure promotion to the Italian top flight with a draw in the away leg, writes Liam Flin.
Summary: In Palermo, once stricken by the Italian mafia, people boldly adopted the revival of their historic opera house, Teatro Massimo
Kris Palermo knows that as a tattooed white guy he's not your typical sushi chef trained in the traditional Japanese ways.
(1) Surgical Oncology Unit, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Oncologiche e Stomatologiche, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
12, a Thursday, the Jewish community of Palermo, Sicily, will become owners of part of a church and monastery complexa gift from the Roman Catholic Churchthat will soon house its synagogue and heritage center.